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of yourself. joe biden's family standing behind him. the bible he is using is significant . wendall, good morning to you as we get ready for this. the bible has been in the biden family since the late 1800's. justice sotomayor will be the first to swear in the vice-president. the ceremony is held early because the justice has a book signing at noon. the constitution doesn't stipulate the time for his wearing n the president will take the oath here in the white house and tomorrow before 800,000 and a big parade. it is like getting married in city hall. the constitution requires the oath to be taken by the president at noon on january 20th. but by tradition, the ceremony is not until sunday. here comes the vice-president. [applause] >> the vice-president has asked that we bless the occasion with prayer. so let us pray. the micah proclaims you have been told oh, mortal what is good and what the lord requires of you. only to love justice and goodness and walk humbly with your god. gracious god, at this moment in history we ask your blessing on your servant joseph as he renews his sacred pledg
president joe biden is expected to present his plan to prevent more massacres on tuchlzesday. but i want to put up remarkable numbers them. nra contributed $20 million to federal campaigns last year. $20 million and gun control groups gave $4,000. and, 50% of the members of the new congress, more than half have an a-rating from the nra. given all of that, how do you and other groups that feel as you do, hope to take on the gun lobby in practical terms? how do you match their money and clout on capitol hill. >> look, the nra spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle and didn't have a lot to show for it, especially if you look at the senate and a lot of their candidates lost and, we're looking at return on investment, they had a very low return on investment. but, of course the nra is a very strong lobby and, i think the issue here is, who is going to represent the voices of the american people in this debate? we are talking about things that seem like common sense to the american people and they understand we need to protect people's rights to own a gun in their own home an protect
obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that's right we are here at pillar point harbor in half moon bay. i talked with one of the competitors. he is very excited and keep in mind, this is the first time they held the mavericks surf contest since 2010. so a lot of buzz this morning. this is what it looked like on the harbor. servers were getting boards ready and they are going to get ready to get on the contest that starts a short time from now. fans out here as well. everyone is fired up for the big event. surfers expecting a nice mix of big swells. and keep in mind, this area near pillar point is full of hazards, that's what makes it so intriguing. stro
, vice president joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time he'll be meeting with members of congress. tomorrow the vice president will give president obama his recommendations for new gun control policies. coming up for you at 7:15, the national rifle association makes a prediction of how congress would vote on an assault weapons ban. >>> also new this morning, president obama will hold his first news conference of the new year at 8:15 this morning. among the issues the president is expected to deal with, looming fiscal fights with congress and his efforts to control guns. we'll listen in on some of the president's remarks live once he begins to speak. >>> 7:06. large ships could soon face new restrictions when sailing under the bay bridge. this comes after an empty oil tanker hit a tower of bridge last week. officials say there was limited visibility due to fog when the tanker collided with the fender of the tower causing up to $4 million in damage. the harbor safety committee is now revisiting guide lines about sailing in fog which exempts the bay bridge and golden gate
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